The drama, which also stars Ryan Reynolds and Hayden Panettiere, was first screened at the Berlin Film Festival in 2008. It was subsequently shown in a limited number of European cinemas, but failed to pick up an American distributor.
However, cinema-goers in New York and Los Angeles will now have the chance to see the movie when it's released in theatres across the cities on 14 October (11).
Director/writer Dennis Lee tells Variety, ""I am so pleased our film will finally get a theatrical release in the U.S. Anyone familiar with our story knows the road to this moment has been paved with challenges. It's not lost on me how much care and determination it took to bring Fireflies to light.""